Advice for preparing your home for the winter

It’s not too late to address the gutters on your home. Now that most of the leaves have fallen, cleaning your gutters and installing gutter guards now will pay dividends for many seasons to come. When leaves and debris collect in your gutters, it will create a clog in the gutters and downspouts. This can be prevented by having the right products already in place in your gutter system – Gutter Guards. But it doesn’t hurt to check the gutters and gutter guards seasonally. If not, a clogged gutter will overflow, damaging the roof, trim, and siding. And this is how it can start: A big leaf sits on top of the downspout, then all other debris piles up on… Continue reading »

Snow guards – install them now!

Before you know it, the first snowfall of the season will arrive. It could be a heavy snow, just flurries, or something different. How different? Some times as snow accumulates on a roof, there will be a warm spell above freezing during the winter… and snow on the roof will melt. Then again, it can freeze at night, there could be more snow coming, and it accumulates, making for a thick layer of ice and snow on the roof. Not many people are aware that with a typical sloping roof, the snow can quickly fall if not attached to something that would give it friction to make the snow stay static and in place. With s n o w  g… Continue reading »